Nursing student named top slimmer after losing five stone

Megan McGee says she has more energy for her hospital shifts and studies 

A nursing student who lost five stone in weight said slimming down has given her confidence to provide healthcare all over the world.

Megan McGee

Megan McGee, who has been named Slimming World’s Miss Slinky 2016, said she has volunteered to work in Tanzania for her elective nursing placement.

She reduced her weight from 17st to 11st 12lbs, and has gone from size 22 to a size 10/12.

Ms McGee said that in 2013 she decided to do something with her life that would benefit others: ‘I enrolled at the University of Surrey to study adult nursing and could not believe it when I got in. I decided I wanted to be the healthiest version of myself that I could be in that role.'

She joined weight loss organisation Slimming World in 2013, and said she now has more energy for her shifts as a healthcare assistant at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as her nursing placement at the trust’s emergency department.

‘Since losing weight I’m physically and mentally stronger than I’ve ever been,' she said. ‘I want anyone who is struggling with their weight to know that they don’t have to struggle forever, and they certainly don’t have to do it alone. There is help and support out there.’

Megan McGee before she lost weight

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